By @bossczar_awakening Pan-Africanism is an ideology and movement - TopicsExpress


By @bossczar_awakening Pan-Africanism is an ideology and movement that encourages the solidarity of Africans worldwide. It is based on the belief that unity is vital to economic, social, and political progress and aims to unify and uplift people of African descent. The ideology asserts that the fate of all African peoples and countries are intertwined. At its core Pan-Africanism is a belief thatAfrican peoples, both on the continent and in the Diaspora, share not merely a common history, but a common destiny. The Organization of African Unity (now the African Union) was established in 1963 to safeguard the sovereignty and territorial integrity of its Member States and to promote global relations within the framework of the United Nations. The African Union Commission has its seat in Addis Ababa and the Pan-African Parliament has its seat in Johannesburg and Midrand. Pan-Africanism stresses the need for collective self-reliance. Pan-Africanism exists as a governmental and grassroots objective. Pan-African advocates include leaders such as Haile Selassie, Ahmed Sekou Toure, Kwame Nkrumahand Muammar Gaddafi, grassroots organizers such as Marcus Garvey and Malcolm X, academics such as W. E. B. Du Bois, and others in the diaspora. Solidarity will enable self-reliance, allowing the continents potential to independently provide for its people to be fulfilled. Crucially, an all-African alliance would empower African people globally. The realization of the Pan-African objective would lead to power consolidation in Africa, which would compel a reallocation of global resources, as well as unleashing a fiercer psychological energy and political assertion...that would unsettle social and political (power) the Americas. United, African nations will have the economic, political and social clout to act and compete on the world stage as do other large entities, such as the European Union and the United States. Advocates of Pan-Africanism – i.e. Pan-Africans or Pan-Africanists - often champion socialist principles and tend to be opposed to external political and economic involvement on the continent. Critics accuse the ideology of homogenizing the experience of people of African descent. They also point to the difficulties of reconciling current divisions within countries on the continent and within communities in the diaspora. (continued below In comments ⤵⤵⤵⤵) via
Posted on: Sun, 25 Jan 2015 21:36:04 +0000

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